Job Seekers Overview
FEGS has been helping New Yorkers with their job search since its founding 80 years ago. With a deep commitment to the dignity and independence that all individuals achieve through work, FEGS tailors services for a wide range of populations to help them achieve their goals.
For more than 40 years, FEGS has worked in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, other governmental organizations, foundations, voluntary organizations, and businesses to create a spectrum of programming to enhance educational and career planning opportunities for youth.
Through collaborations in more than two dozen schools and community centers, FEGS today serves more than 6,000 students each year in after-school programs, high school partnerships, programs for out-of-school young adults, and youth aging out of foster care. These major initiatives help young people achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.
The Bronx Youth Center (Serving The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn) - Provides comprehensive programming to out-of-school, unemployed young adults and helps young people to meet their personal, educational, and professional goals
FEGS CareerFirsts - A comprehensive approach developed by FEGS that recognizes at-risk youth need signifcant social support, in addition to academic and employment support, as they face myriad challenges in their families and/or communities.
Experience2Work - A customized, four-week, intensive skill development and employment preparation program that will increase your competitiveness in today’s job market and increase your prospects for employment.
Thypin Oltchick Institute for Entrepreneurship - The Institute acts as a (free) clearing house that provides expertise, professional advice, and other resources for women interested in starting their own small businesses.
Connect to Care - Offers job networking opportunities, career seminars, computer training, resume preparation, interviewing skills, and more.
Refugees - FEGS assists refugees and asylees after resettlement services to find and retain employment.
LGBT Refugees and Asylees - After resettlement services, FEGS assists LGBT refugees and asylees to find and retain employment
Domestic Violence Survivors - FEGS’ Center for Women and Families (CWF) provides a comprehensive set of domestic violence services, focusing on employment and economic self-sufficiency.
Individuals with Disabilities - FEGS offers a number of Vocational Services for people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.
Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS - FEGS offers employment services for individuals from Nassau and Suffolk counties who are considering returning to work through Positive Space.
NYC Housing Authority Residents Program - The goal of Jobs-Plus is to help public housing residents secure and retain employment and achieve economic security. FEGS’s JobsPlus program targets residents who live in the Millbrook public housing development in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx and provides intensive employment services, financial incentives to “Make Work Pay”, and community support for work. Contact person: Jamal Khan, Assistant Director of Jobs-Plus, 718-304-0155 ext 552, JKhan@fegs.org
Veterans - Veterans and their spouses explore career paths, develop resumes, prepare for interviews, and identify education opportunities through Workforce1, which offers training initiatives, and other support services designed specifically for veterans.
Back to Work - Back to Work offers a wide array of personalized services designed to help participants gain the skills and confidence necessary to obtain employment.
Displaced Homemaker Program (Suffolk County Residents) - Since 1987, Suffolk Vocational Center's (SVC) Displaced Homemakers Program has been providing vocational and supportive services to individuals who are unemployed, underemployed, or receiving TANF and/or Safety Net to help them secure employment and move toward self-sufficiency. This program provides training in computer skills, job-readiness workshops, and job placement services. Contact person: Isabella Auditore, Coordinator, IAuditore@fegs.org
WeCARE - The Wellness, Comprehensive Assessment, Rehabilitation and Employment Program – is a highly successful paradigm in the delivery of welfare to work services.
Work Experience Program (Nassau County Residents) - The Nassau Work Experience Program provides work experience or internships to Nassau County residents who are Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and/or Safety Net (SN) eligible. Note referrals to this mandated program are made through the Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS)).
Experience2work - A customized, four-week, intensive skill development and employment preparation program that will increase your competitiveness in today’s job market and increase your prospects for employment.
Connect to Care - A response to the current economic crisis offering the Jewish community an array of employment and career transition services.
Hunter College Hillel Program - The FEGS Young Adult Hillel Program at Hunter College began in 2013 and provides on-site career and graduate school guidance formerly not available to Hunter Hillel students. This new collaboration between FEGS and Hunter College Hillel has positive impacted the career prospects for Hunter Hillel students, most of whom are children of Jewish immigrants with challenges such as lack of strong career networks, limited understanding of searching for professional employment, narrow career focus and financial hardship.
ParnossahWorks - Assists job seekers in the Jewish and broader community in gaining access to available job opportunities and offers employers an easy way to access qualified applicants and talent to address their workforce and staffing needs.
Employment Services at Single Stops - As an extension of Connect to Care, FEGS has embedded an Employment Advisor on-site at three of the Single Stop Jewish Community Centers in Brooklyn.